Books of Titans
Books of Titans Podcast
The Anxious Generation by Jonathan Haidt

The Anxious Generation by Jonathan Haidt

Podcast Episode 216: The Most Diabolical Aspect of Social Media

Social media's impact on mental health is a growing concern. In this episode, I'm diving into Jonathan Haidt's new book, The Anxious Generation, to explore three startling facts about its damaging effects. I then highlight what I consider to be the most manipulative tactic hidden within new algorithms – one that targets our subconscious. My hope is that 20 years from now, we look back at social media like we look at smoking now. I close with a suggestion for parents on navigating this new world.

“Social media use does not just correlate with mental illness; it causes it.”
Jonathan Haidt

Books of Titans
Books of Titans Podcast
Welcome to the Books of Titans Podcast where I (Erik Rostad) seek truth in the world’s great books. My goal is to read 200 of The Great Books over the next 10 years and share what I’m learning. I’ll talk a bit about each book, tie ideas together from a variety of genres, and share the one thing I always hope to remember from each of the Great Books.
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